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alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop


a convicted cop killer who sued alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "i hate you."






before execution, alabama inmate defiant with words, actions


a convicted cop killer who sued alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "i hate you."






court sets another execution date for alabama inmate


montgomery, ala. (ap) — the alabama supreme court has set a may execution date for an alabama inmate who has had seven previous execution dates postponed. tommy arthur is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on may 25. arthur was convicted of murder in the 1982 slaying of troy wicker. the court […]






court sets another execution date for alabama inmate


the alabama supreme court has set a may execution date for an alabama inmate who has had seven previous execution dates postponed.






alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop


atmore, ala. (ap) — a convicted cop killer who sued alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “i hate you.” as the procedure began thursday night, 40-year-old torrey twane mcnabb raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. mcnabb’s […]






alabama inmate who challenged execution drug as cruel is put to death for killin


atmore, ala. (ap) — alabama inmate who challenged execution drug as cruel is put to death for killing police officer in 1997.






alabama inmate asks court to keep execution on hold


mongomery, ala. (ap) — an alabama inmate has asked the u.s. supreme court to keep his execution on hold as he and other inmates challenge the state’s lethal-injection procedures. in a tuesday court filing, a lawyer for robert melson argued that the 11th u.s. circuit court of appeals was correct to halt the execution while […]






inmate’s lawyers argue last execution went ‘horribly wrong’


montgomery, ala. (ap) — lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate are pointing to problems with the state’s last lethal injection as they urge the state to hold off on setting his execution date. in a filing with the alabama supreme court, attorneys for inmate robert melson argued that the state’s last execution went “horribly wrong” […]






judge: alabama may keep execution records secret


montgomery, ala. (ap) — a judge will not force alabama to release records from recent lethal injections, including one in which the inmate coughed for 13 minutes. montgomery circuit judge j.r. gaines on monday refused to make the alabama department of correction release execution logs. alabama death row inmate tommy arthur had gone to court […]






before execution, alabama inmate defiant with words, actions: 'i hate you'


a convicted cop killer who sued alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "i hate you." as the procedure began, torrey twane mcnabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. mcnabb's attorneys had...






alabama death row inmate asks for emergency execution stay


an alabama inmate is asking an appellate court to halt his upcoming lethal injection using a sedative that his lawyers say has "failed to work properly in four states."






supreme court says alabama execution can proceed


the u.s. supreme court ruled late thursday that alabama can proceed with the execution of tommy arthur, an inmate once nicknamed the "houdini" of death row after having seven prior execution dates postponed.






inmate's lawyers argue last execution went 'horribly wrong'


lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate are pointing to problems with the state's last lethal injection as they urge the state to hold off on setting his execution date.






inmate's lawyers seek to halt execution citing faulty drug


lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate made a series of legal filings trying to halt his upcoming execution, arguing there are questions about the sedative that will be used.






inmate's lawyers seek to halt execution citing faulty drug


lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate made a series of legal filings wednesday to try to halt his upcoming execution, arguing there are questions about the sedative that will be used.






arthur opposes request for ‘expedited’ execution date


montgomery, ala. (ap) — a condemned alabama inmate who has outlived seven execution dates is opposing alabama’s request to quickly schedule another lethal injection for him. lawyers for tommy arthur filed a motion with the alabama supreme court on thursday in which they argued that there are still questions about the humaneness of alabama’s lethal […]






alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama moved wednesday to set yet another execution date for a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years and has eluded seven previous attempts to put him to death. state lawyers filed a motion to set an execution date for inmate tommy arthur, one day […]






alabama seeks to proceed with execution


alabama on monday asked the u.s. supreme court to let it proceed with an execution of a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and father-in-law in 1993.






alabama governor says no new dna test for death row inmate


alabama's governor has rejected a request for a dna test in the case of a death row inmate who's scheduled to get a lethal injection next month after evading seven previous execution dates.






inmate’s lawyers seek to halt execution citing faulty drug


montgomery, ala. (ap) — lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate made a series of legal filings trying to halt his upcoming execution, arguing there are questions about the sedative that will be used. robert melson is scheduled to die by lethal injection thursday for the 1994 fatal shooting of three employees during a robbery at […]






federal judge temporarily blocks alabama execution


an alabama death row inmate won a last-minute reprieve thursday just hours before he was set to receive a lethal injection.






alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time


a 75-year-old alabama murderer set to die on thursday is asking u.s. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes. tommy arthur’s lethal injection is scheduled for 6 p.m. c...






inmate's lawyers argue last execution went 'horribly wrong'


lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate urged the state to hold off on his execution date, arguing that the state's last lethal injection went "horribly wrong."






alabama inmate incompetent, can't be executed, court rules


alabama cannot execute a 66-year-old inmate with stroke-induced dementia because he doesn't understand his death sentence or remember the killing, an appellate court ruled wednesday.






the latest: us supreme court denies stay of execution


the latest on the execution of alabama inmate robert melson (all times local):






the latest: death row inmate: execution drugs won't work


the latest on the scheduled execution in alabama (all times local):






alabama says december execution was not botched


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama officials say claims that a december lethal injection was badly botched are “highly exaggerated and incorrect.” lawyers with the alabama attorney general’s office in a court filing last week urged the alabama supreme court to set an execution date for robert melson. melson was convicted of killing three fast food […]






the latest: alabama inmate asks us supreme court for stay


the latest on the scheduled execution of alabama prisoner tommy arthur (all times local):






‘houdini’ of death row: alabama inmate executed after avoiding lethal injection


inmate tommy arthur maintained his innocence as his attorneys tried to delay his eighth execution date to dna test hairs collected at the crime scene






alabama death row inmate asks for emergency execution stay


montgomery, ala. (ap) — an alabama inmate is asking an appellate court to halt his upcoming lethal injection using a sedative that his lawyers say has “failed to work properly in four states.” robert melson’s attorneys on may 25 asked the 11th u.s. circuit court of appeals for an emergency stay. melson is scheduled to […]






alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer


montgomery, ala. (ap) — alabama is bidding to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. the state filed a motion wednesday to set an execution date for inmate tommy arthur, one day after the united states supreme court turned down his latest appeal. arthur has outlasted seven […]






judge: alabama may keep execution records secret


a judge will not force alabama to release records from recent lethal injections, including one in which the inmate coughed for 13 minutes.






man executed in alabama for killing 3 workers during robbery


atmore, ala. (ap) — a man convicted of killing three people during the 1994 robbery of an alabama fast-food restaurant was put to death by lethal injection. robert melson, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. cdt thursday at a southwest alabama prison, authorities said. the execution was the state’s second of the year. state […]






us supreme court grants temporary stay of execution for a georgia inmate who was


washington (ap) — us supreme court grants temporary stay of execution for a georgia inmate who was convicted of killing his sister-in-law.






u.s. supreme court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of alabama's 'houdini


called the "houdini" of death row, alabama inmate thomas arthur has been scheduled to die thursday, after seven postponements.